Live Friday Nights: Linkin Park – Given Up

I’ve really never been a fan of theirs, at all, but they do have this song that really caught my attention and I’ve been a fan of it since it came out. I love the anger, the screaming, the cussing. But my favorite part of it is Chester’s scream toward the end. It goes on forever, it’s rough, it’s loud. It’s truly an epic rock scream. Because of that alone, I’ll miss this dude.

We’ve been dealing with this for a long time, but lately a lot of big name celebrities have fallen victim to depression or drug use. Suicide can and should be prevented. Chester Bennington just released an album with his band and was on tour for it. He was living an amazing life, had legions of fans, and a great family at home. If it can happen to him, it can happen to you.

If you need help, or you just need to talk, there are plenty of people out there who would love to help you.

Now, rock it out.

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Where Are The Kids Of Grace Under Fire?

Every now and then I like to look up the kids of shows or movies from the 90s (much like 90s bands) and see what they’re up to now. Today, I’m checking out the kids from Grace Under Fire.

On the show, Grace had four kids, one of which she had given up for adoption before the show takes place, and we hear about him every once in a while. His name was Matthew. Second oldest was Quentin, third was Libby, and last the baby Patrick. The show ran from 1993 to 1998. So, what are the kids up to now?

Let’s start with the oldest, Matthew. He only had a few appearances on the show, but when he did, he was played by Tom Everett Scott. This one is easy.

He’s done a lot since then. I think the first thing I saw him in after GUF was An American Werewolf In Paris, which was a pretty good damn movie. I really enjoyed him in it, and it sealed my love of him as an actor. Lately you’ve probably seen him in such things as La La Land, Z Nation, 13 Reasons Why, and Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul.
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YouTube Tuesday – Granny PottyMouth – Gluten Free Cake

As Tuesday comes to a close in my time zone, I searched high and low for something cool to post. All of my saved posts have been depleted, which I just discovered. Son of a bitch!

Thus I turn to Granny PottyMouth, who I just discovered recently, and who I am in love with. Whoever is writing her content is hysterical, but her delivery is completely on point. I love this woman. If you want to see more of her stuff, check out YouTube, she’s got a bunch there.

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Strange News Sunday – Celebrity Politicians

Ronald Reagan was an actor and became President. Arnold Schwarzenegger was an actor and became Governor of California. Jesse Ventura was a pro wrestler and became Governor of Minnesota. Donald Trump was an all around piece of shit human being and became President.

This should show that anybody can actually become an important person in politics. You can literally be whatever you want to be when you grow up.

The problem is, you should be able to know what you’re doing when you become whatever it is you want to become. Hey, I’d love to be a millionaire, but if I became one I wouldn’t know how to act. I’d wind up owning a trailer park exclusively for half-million dollar trailers and in the very center of it would be a Taco Bell. That’s not how a responsible millionaire acts.

We don’t have many stipulations on things, all the way up to being the leader of the “greatest” country on earth. All you have to do is get the most votes… or wait… suck the most coc… wait… I’m not sure. But it now seems that anybody can become President, and that scares me. There are people who just shouldn’t hold that office. On the flip side, if just anybody could hold it, then maybe it isn’t that great a position to hold.

Regardless, the trend continues today with gold medal Olympian and former man, Caitlyn Jenner. She said recently that she wants to run for office one day.

“I have considered it. I like the political side of it,” she said. “The political side of it has always been very intriguing to me. Over the next six months or so, I gotta find out where I can do a better job… Yea, but I would look for a senatorial run.”

Cool, good luck to her. Hopefully she’ll look into what actually goes on in that role before running. Maybe she’ll be good, maybe she won’t. Regardless of how good she is, I hope she does right by the people she represents.

But, that isn’t really the strange news. No, a woman who used to be a man, who is running for senate, isn’t the strange news.
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Live Friday Nights: John Fogerty – Susie Q-I Put A Spell On You

I love John Fogerty. From Creedence Clearwater Revival to now, he has been a staple in not only the rock world but in the music world as a whole. His music has influenced generations of musicians all over the world. His songs have been covered by hundreds, if not thousands, of artists big and small. He’s been called a genius, and it would seem so. He has a knack for writing hits.

Here’s a double shot of tunes from his awesome 1998 live DVD called Premonition. If you haven’t seen the entire thing, check it out. None of it is bad.

Also, as a side note, the drummer has has here is Kenny Aronoff. I was going to say here that I think he’s probably one of the best drummers in the world, but then I just saw on his site that Rolling Stone Magazine voted him one of the 100 best drummers in the world. So there you go. I love the guy and how he plays. If I just heard his drumming, I’d know it was him. I got to see Fogerty during this tour at our local Riverbend Music Center. During the show they played I Heard It Through The Grapevine and Kenny went on a 5 minute drum solo that was awesome. I was upset when I got the DVD and that song wasn’t on there.

Anyway, happy Friday!

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More Uber Buffoonery

Recently the CEO of Uber stepped down and since then the company seems to be getting better to work for, which is good, because I already work for them, and even though I’ve been approved to work for Lyft, I’d rather just stay with Uber.

While the changes haven’t all taken effect yet, some have, and it has been obvious. Things have been great these last couple weeks. Until tonight.

The other day I was completely broke, and since I like to eat, I decided to go out for a couple runs and make a little cash. I went down to CVG, Cincinnati’s International Airport (hint, it’s not in Cincinnati or even Ohio), to pick someone up. Those rides are great, because they can be going anywhere and the money can be good. An added bonus is, there’s something to talk about. “Where you coming from?” “Staying long?” “You should’ve went somewhere else.” “Oh, you live here? Sorry to hear that.” Just the basic small talk.

I got one ride and made $17, which is a pretty good fare, especially with no surge. So I decided I was going to try and hang out there more often instead of driving all over the city hoping to get a ride and wasting gas.
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